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: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed the valves for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we star
across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets th
tonight new york city police commissioner ray kelly is going to join us. and after the show, directly after the show, he and i are going to go on the roof of this building and we're going to summon batman. only the police commissioner knows how to do. that you shine a light and then -- [laughter] as you know, kind of a funny thing happened in this year's presidential election amidst the worst economy in decades, high unemployment and a steep spiritual decline, the country chose not a self made and virtuous patriot to heal our woes -- [laughter] -- but the same foreign-born socialist tyrant who created all of our woes. [ laughter ] how did republicans lose this eminently winnable presidential race? the republican party has a serious messaging problem. >> i think our messaging has not been very strong. >> the messaging was bad. >> jon: messaging. [ laughter ] if only people knew what the republicans were about, what the republicans need is some kind of 24-hour a day seven day a week perpetual messaging refinement and distribution resource, preferly one close to the trappings of journali
: individual markets because i know you have of you in some cities. >> new york city, and that, i have to say, i am totally biased and you should not listen to me at all. is the tree because i make my livelihood here. when i love about new york city and all the cities that are really international cities, there are not that many in the united states, san francisco, l.a. a bit, i love about it is there is always a new population of people moving in. so the japanese lose their yen value and move out, the chinese move in and take their computers of their hands, always someone, whoever is coming in. gerri: to see that more all over the country. all the foreigners buying in florida. so we're starting to see investors coming in the fall cash. foreigners coming in and out of cash. individuals, first-time buyers, people who want to trade up. >> you know who is a person he should be moving even more than a first-time buyer or international person, someone who wants to trade up because if you take less for your home today and get them, this deep discount to you are ahead of the game. people are still s
warren is live, and where the mayor just addressed the city council. pat-- >> reporter: that's right, the mayor offered a broad outline of what thinks the state has to do. mayor blake was greeted by a warm greeting but her state of the state was met with opposition. baltimore could face a shortfall of nearly $2 billion over the next 10 years. the city has had to handle a fiscal crisis, aggravated by a weak economy. a disintegrating economy. >> we must make our government smaller and more efficient. we must invest and break down the bureaucracy to save our taxpayers dollars. >> reporter: mayor blake's plan included reworking the tax structure. >> i will not allow the structural deficit to be balanced solely on the backs of baltimore city residents and employees. not on my watch. private developers will be a part of the long term solution. >> reporter: the report issued last week by public financial government sites employee pension and health care cost. >> baltimore's pension system for civilian workers is the only large system in maryland that do
: the meeting ended about 30 minutes ago. robert wasserman is one of the consultants hired by the city of oakland and he was the main speaker. he is the chairman of the strategic policy partnership and he has a $100,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the crime prevention strategies. he is teaming up with police chief bill bratton to turn it around. they vowed at the end of the process oakland would be a different city. wasserman talked about the broken windows theory which focuses on minor crimes as a way of preventing major crimes..0÷ sf i think at this staining there is a desire for action and there is energy be it the residents of this area or the folks that occupy, it doesn't matter, there is energy and we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will b
yesterday. blowing snow created near-whiteout conditions in duluth. and several cities declared know emergencies, including minneapolis and st. paul. >>> also snowplows and shovels are still working nonstop this morning to clean up from that monster blizzard that pummeled the northeast over the weekend. >> hamden, connecticut, is buried under 40 inches of snow. take a look at this incredible photo from nearby trumbull, what one woman saw as she opened her front door. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: this morning, cleanup continues across the northeast. it will take days to recover from this massive blizzard. >> it's horrible. when you do shovel your driveway, the plows come and put the snow back on to the driveway. >> reporter: utility crews are working around the clock to restore power to those left in the cold and dark. >> we have no power, no heat, no electricity, no nothing. >> reporter: clearing snow-filled roads has been a difficult task. an army of plows worked on the long island expressway. one of new york's busiest. at the height of the storm, some drivers h
thing with cycling. in the united states, many people, especially in big cities, are much more resistant to the idea, including individual motorists, not just businesses afraid of profit. i am wondering, i am not sure how much a european have met with people who are very resistant, thinking it is like socialism, people just want to take over the streets and will not be room for cars and we will go slower and lose jobs. have you been able to convince people? what kind of arguments have you had? >> two weeks ago, a new york, it was 400 years ago that new amsterdam was found at -- was founded. they convinced the general director of the new york port authority to put into action a bike accessibility plan, a bike plan for the more than 200,000 employees of the new york port authority. so they convinced these men that it would be a benefit to invest in bike accessibility. the thing is, i don't know, maybe you could put out an opportunity to meet them. we are mainly preaching for people who like our message, but i hardly meet people -- the opposition. i don't know, maybe there are some people w
and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go ou
of the southeast touching down in three counties. one of the hardest hit cities was hattiesburg, mississippi. good morning patti ann. the pictures and video are insane. watch the massive tornado hit through the heart of hattiesburg, mississippi. >> check this out. it is happening right outside my hotel. look at that. >> the devastating twister injuring dozens and injuring 4200 people without power. >> as the tornado traveled down the city's main street it mangled homes and businesses across the campus of university of southern mississippi. >> i saw it as it was crossing interstate 59. it was coming pretty fast. my heart was racing. i have lived here my whole life. this is surreal. hard to take it in right now. >> the powerful winds flipped cars and tossed a trampoline on top of a damaged red cross relief truck. the red cross center was complete dlis troyed. phil bryant plans to check out all of the damage. >>> thank you so much. i was watching last night. >> all clear now? >> we are still looking at more isolated severe weather across places of alabama and also expecting to see isolated severe wea
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orleans police commander christopher goodly. it keeps things quiet. a welcome breather for a city racked by a chronically high murder rate. >> we have a homicide rate that is unnatural. >> new orleans saw 193 murders last year, its per capita rate of homicides nearly three times that of chicago. most of the victims, young african-american men shot to death. single mother of three and community outreach coordinator katherine hutton speaks for many in this community. >> like lord, what is it going to take? when are they going to stop it? >> the national focus on gun violence is applauded here, but the majority of the killing in new orleans is by handguns. is this gun conversation going on in washington too narrow? >> yes. the answer is yes. it is absolutely too narrow. and it's too simplistic. as though if you just ban assault weapons, somehow the murder rate in the country is going to go down automatically. it will not. >> mayor landrieu wants more than tougher gun laws. he wants the feds to help him put more cops on his streets. in the meantime, new orleans has gone after gun violence wi
at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in their home. so he made sure to take on the spec
. >> developing stores were following out of a vatican city this morning. the vatican says pope benedict the 16th will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets
their power is restored. new york city got off easy, though, with just 11 inches of snow. boston got over 2 feet. portland, maine, set a record of 32 inches. and in connecticut where the president has issued a state of emergency, the city of camden got 40 inches. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: nearly half the roads in camden, connecticut, are still impassable. thomas rossman is clearing over three feet of snow from around his home. >> there are a lot of people around here they haven't touched yet. they can't get out. >> reporter: some believe the town should have been more prepared. >> there is a time that as prepared as you are, mother nature deals your card that you cannot manage. >> reporter: in new britain, dump trucks are clearing snow. workers have been out since 10:00 this morning and they say they won't be finished until the early morning hours. one crew says they'll make about a hundred trips before the job is done. >> i dump a load probably every five to ten minutes and in between there. >> there's quite a bit of snow. >> reporter: along the massachuse
of the city. manassas, 63 this afternoon. more details on the forecast. we have winter on the 7 day. show it to you in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you very much. more now on the breaking news from the vatican where pope benedict xvi has announced he is resigning. >> sarah simmons is live at the northeast dc embassy with the surprising details now. sarah, good morning. >> good morning, tony and allison. it is very surprising. everybody throughout the world is shocked by this. so far, no world from the vatican embassy. we hope to hear from them later on. this all happened this morning. pope benedict had gathered the cardinals there to mark three saints. it was during that meeting he broke the news and made the announcement he would be resigning at the end of the month. now, as you know, the holy father is 85 years old. and he has had issues with walking and his strength is not what it used to be. and despite his age, little indication he would step down and take that action. however, in a statement, boep benedict said in part, after having repeatedly examined my conscious i ha
through the night to clear a stretch of new york's long island expressway and have city-bound lanes open this morning for rush hour. the l.i.e. is the main way into the city from long island. so we are all over this big digout. indra petersons is in long island, george howell is in hamden, connecticut. we begin in boston where the big concern is power outages, how to get all of those folks out. indra, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, today it is also about getting back to normal. we still have 120,000 people this morning without power. temperatures are cold. tons of snow is on the ground. huge heaps of snow. today we have a snow emergency and school is still closed as the city takes one more day to clean out the snow. what you mentioned earlier is a weather charge today. a warm front is pushing through. highs will be in the mid 40s. a lot of the snow is expected to melt. before we get there, we will talk about more snow, several inches is possible and even freezing rain. so everyone is trying to get to work this morning. not seeing too much out here. it looks like people are listenin
of topics being covered by major stephanie rawlings blake in her annual state of the city address. the mayor says the economy and money issues remain the biggest problem for the city to deal with. >> our city faces serious structural deficits between slow growing revenues and faster growing expenses. without corrective action this shortfall totals nearly $750 million over 9 years. the put that number into perspective it's more than what we spend on police, fire, health and recreation and parks annually. >> wjz will have much more on the state of the city address coming up on eyewitness news at 5:00. >>> 3 days later and people across much of the northeast are still digging out from the historic blizzard. long island got hammered. some places got more than 30 inches of snow. michelle miller reports from smith town. >> this is what a 32 mile stretch of the long island expressway looked like for much of the weekend. car after car buried under the snow. >> there were hundreds of residents literally who were within miles after making their way back to their houses when the snow just swallowed the
they believed they stopped at those intersections. so here's what's going on. the city of rockville changed camera vendors. changed the cameras and what they consider to be a red light violation. let's show you video we shot. here's what it looks like. the cameras will flash if the driver crosses the white stop line. also videotaped drivers making right turns on red but they'll get a ticket if they don't come to a complete stop before making the turn. westbound at research. 5087 tickets in 2012. only 1043 in in 2011. 4087 in 2012. only 756 last year . this is a brand new camera. it only began operating in august. 3981 in five months. here's what aaa had to say about that. >> in one year we saw the numbers of red light runners go from 8600 to 18,000 just shy of 18,000. now, what changed? the vendor and the methodology. doesn't mean that suddenly we have a whole rash of drivers in rockville that think it's all right to run red lights. there was no change in drivers. >> reporter: now aaa says using those stop lines as a trigger for red light violations may be contrary to guidelines that the fe
raging over vatican city just behind me now. it took everybody by surprise, this announcement this morning. it even took by surprise his closest aides, his spokesperson, lombardi, saying in a press conference that he didn't even know about it, and if he didn't know about it, then who would? well, maybe just the closest cardinals he confessed it to. the cardinals, more than 120 now. certainly he made his announcement as if it was a low-key decision. he did that during a fairly small cardinals gathering here in the vatican and he just said, look, i just don't have the strength anymore to carry on my duties. you need both body and mind to carry on the very important duties of the pope and the leader of the billion catholic church and he just doesn't have the strength anymore. >> claudio lavagne reporting outside vatican city. thank you very much. >>> hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues for the search of former cop christopher dorner, suspected of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. in surveillance video obtained by nbc news, sources say
biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. pure ice, about 10 degrees this morning.pure ice >> reporter: these travellers from new jersey say they a
from a hotel in san diego last week. police were on tactical alert for the grammy award. also the city putting out a $1 million reward for his arrest. the largest in the city's history. police are guarding 50 lapd families. >> it's my sincere desire to bring mr. dorneer to justice, to bring him to court, to capture him alive. that is absolutely what i want. and it would be my preference that if he's watching this, that he surrender so that we can end this nightmare. >> there is a task force of federal and local police to serve as a clearing house for those leads coming in. martha: where is the search focused now? i know they were in the bear mountain area last week. >> reporter: that's still going on. but this is a photo released by the riverside police of a victim. michael crane. former marine. two tours in the middle east. he leaves behind a wife and a son. police scaled back their search in the san bernardino mountains. they found two rifles and a handgunth his burngd out vehicle. the chief says they are going to reopen the hearing to assure the city that it was a fair hearing and n
and the first lady. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while trying to escape gun fire in a chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the b
mayor stephanie blake wants to take the city in 2013. one topic she's likely to talk about is the city's bleak financial outlook. last week a report came out saying that baltimore could accumulate a $745 million budget deficit over the next decade. if steps aren't taken now, the city could go bankrupt. we'll have complete coverage of the mayor's state of the city at 5:00 and 6:00 this evening. >>> harford county residents are invited to give their thoughts about the county's budget proposal. you can sound off tonight at aberdeen high school beginning at 6:00. anyone who wishes to speak should arrive 30 minutes early. that is to sign in ahead of time. >>> the first lady of maryland wants to be the leading lady in anne arundel county. linda so is here to tell us about linda ehrlich's plans. does she really want to replace john leopold? >> reporter: she sure does. she wasn't expected leopold to resign so her decision to run came last week. she plans to use this week to figure out if she has the support of at least four council members. ehrlich says the mere fact she's a woman sets her apa
after a round of severe weather. a tornado tore through the city of hattiesburg on sunday. more than 60 people areunder and hundreds of homes were damaged in at least three counties. there are reports of damage on the campus of the university of southern mississippi but no injuries. >>> parts of the northeast are working to get things ready for the morning commute following this weekend's blizzard. subways and buses will be pretty much back to normal in new york city today and transportation officials in boston are working to get service back on a regular schedule. most airlines say they are running on close to normal schedules. thousands of homes and businesses are still in the dark mostly in massachusetts. the storm is blamed for at least 15 deaths across the northeast and in canada. canad >>> there is tucker barnes. good morning to you. >> we couldn't wait to get to you. >> talk about a surprise. that could have been awkward. let's go right to the hd radar. we have rain showers moving through. the next couple of hours, we'll have showers move through. the rain will quickly move out.
sighting of former los angeles officer christopher dorner led police to evacuate this lowe's in the city of north ridge on sunday. but still, there is no sign of the suspected killer. and police are banning together to offer an incentive. >> collectively, this group, led by my office, is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> reporter: police say the reward is high because the stakes are so high. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> reporter: police suspect the 33-year-old fugitive and a week-long reign of terror that left three people dead. in a lengthy online manifesto, dorner made claims against the lapd, saying it was corrupt and racist and vowed war against former colleagues and their families. the police chief said he is reopening the 2007 case that resulted in dorner being fired. but not to appease dorner. >> if there is anything to what he says or anything new he brings up in his manifesto, we'll deal with it and deal with
to the texas panhandle. >> 40s in the northeast. 20s in the twin cities and salt lake city. >>> an alarming story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community believes the united states is a target of massive cyber espionage campaign. >>> alts overnight, we learned two top navy submarine officers have been relieved of duty a month after an accident in the persian gulf. the per scope of the sub collided with a vessel on january 10th. a spokeswoman said the navy lost confidence in the men's leadership abilities. >>> a special honor today at the whois. the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. he's being honored for a battle that killed eight americans. he served two nours iraq. >>> coming up, a region still on alert. >> the man hunt heating up overnight. >>> familiarity "the pulse",the college student who is snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing. >>> welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past m
to the nation's sexiest city. we'll take you there. >> and dare we say snow for your valentine's morning? gary mcgrady joining us with the forecast still ahead.  ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> back to our top story tonight, pope benedict xvi is resigning. the pope stunned the roman catholic church today when he announced he would step down saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. the last day will be february 28th. he's the first pope to resign in 700 years. he will not be involved in a new selection process. the former mayor of boston and former u.s. ambassador to the vatican joins us with perspective tonight. thank you for joining us. >> good evening. >> the pope's resignation caught a lot of people offguard today. you were quo
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
moments on the highways due to that. new storm system moves in. just outside oklahoma city. amarillo, snow. santa fe. in some cases, 6 to 12 inches of snow. this movers to the new york city and washington, d.c. area by wednesday, wednesday night. a quick look at the big board. >> and coming up on "gma," more breaking news coverage of pope benedict's surprise resignation. >>> and the latest on the m manhunt for the rogue excop on the run. >>> what a night at the grammys. rihanna, sting, bruno mars, we have it all. well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey! ♪ [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] to learn more about a guaranteed lifetime income from pacific life, visit pacificlife.com. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. these heads belong to those wh
warnings are in effect means through new york city in some locations are expecting between two and 3 feet and not expected to dissipate until sunday. officials asking everyone but the essential public workers to remain at home and governors of new york york, massachusetts and connecticut and rhode island already declared states of emergency, widespread power failures are expected including flooding in the high tide, airlines have canceled 4,000 flights through sunday and amtrak has suspended all train service until further notice any urologists are comparing this to the 130 years ago, 1978 -- 30 years ago ago, 27 inches in providence and the aftermath was devastating. that killed 99 people and more than 4500 were injured. the impact was so widespread that president carter declared federal disaster areas sending in the national guard was cleanup it caused half a billion dollars in damages. we have a team coverage tonight, the brady -- braving though whether. starting in the york city. >> you asked me earlier if i was ready, fortunately i am but the warnings came out two days ago. if you do
operations today. and the city's mass transit system will be back up and running tomorrow, jeff. >> jeff: terrell brown, thank you. also snowed in was new york's long island. and its main artery the long island expressway. from new york city the lie stretches eastward to river head, nearly 71 miles away. carrying an average 210,000 vehicles every day. except for yesterday, when nearly the entire eastern half was buried, strapping hundreds of cars. as of early this evening, the highway was still closed. tony guida has more. >> reporter: on a good day new yorkers call the traffic-choked long island expressway the world's longest parking lot. saturday was definitely not a good day. scores of cars marooned along the 70-mile roadway and adjacent highway by blowing, drifting snow. so many that police had to maneuver on snowmobiles and use forklifts to clear the vehicles. >> if they would have had a plow we would have been home already. >> reporter: priscilla arena stranded in her snowbound car feared she would die. on loose leaf paper she wrote what she thought would be her last words to her f
the first pope in six centuries to resign. allen pizzey in vatican city with what happens now. mark phillips on who might be next. tensions are high after reported sightings of the most wanted man in california. bill whitaker reports on the dragnet. we now know what a massive tornado left behind in mississippi -- >> that is big! >> pelley: while in new england they're counting the losses from the record blizzard. and cliff romesha receives the medal of honor. he tells david martin how he earned the highest award for valor. >> reporter: the citation says there were 400 enemy soldiers. >> and we had 52 great americans. didn't seem fair to them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. when the news got out today, catholics all over the world were asking whether they had heard correctly. something that just doesn't happen just did: a pope resigned. pope benedict xvi, 85 years old and frail, told a meeting of cardinals today he no longer has the physical and mental strength to carry out his responsibilities. on february 28, he will be
of the first in a series of community meetings where the city's newly hired crime-fighting consulting firm was introduced. abc7 news reporter joining us now with details on this event. >> this afternoon's meeting is the first in a series at each meeting. the newly hired consulting firm will curb the consistant crime problems. >> he is the chairman of the strategic partnership. the detailed power point presentation was the main focus of the meeting. and one of the main strategies is dividing the city up that five geographic community policing districts. >> it is probably the most important thing this department can do to improve the quality of its policing in the neighborhoods. >> absent from this meeting was the former lapd chief bill bratton because of the controversy over his police strategies, he has taken a lower profile role in this process. but he did address the controversy. >> it is a valid, accepted, under the constitution practice. and it works fine with no controversy if officers are respectful of everybody they stop. >> a capacity crowd filled the 400 seats of the valley center
, violent crime was the subject of the first in a series of community meetings where the city's newly hired crime-fighting consulting firm was introduced. abc7 news reporter joining us now with details on this event. >> this afternoon's meeting is the first in a series at each meeting. the newly hired consulting firm will curb the consistant crime problems. >> he is the chairman of the strategic partnership. the detailed power point presentation was the main focus of the meeting. and one of the main strategies is dividing the city up that five geographic community policing districts. >> it is probably the most important thing this department can do to improve the quality of its policing in the neighborhoods. >> absent from this meeting was the former lapd chief bill bratton because of the controversy over his police strategies, he has taken a lower profile role in this process. but he did address the controversy. >> it is a valid, accepted, under the constitution practice. and it works fine with no controversy if officers are respectful of everybody they stop. >> a capacity crowd filled the
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in this country. let's start off our coverage with deb feyerick in st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, the center of the american catholic tradition here. deb, what are you hearing this morning? what a shocker. >> reporter: it's fascinating because the resignation took many here by surprise. we spoke just a short time ago with the archbishop of new york, cardinal timothy dolan, and he says he was startled when he heard the news. he said there have been rumors at various points that pope benedict xvi would be stepping down, but when the formal word came that he was resigning, it took the entire diocese, certainly by surprise. now, we did speak to him a little bit earlier. he said, you know, pope benedict understood that, in fact, he was in frail health, that even back in 2005, when his name came up for consideration to become the pope, he mentioned that he was getting older. he is going to be 86 years old in the next two months. and so he understood that. and being pope is a very grueling kind of job, the cardinal said. people are always trying to get near you, trying to jostle, trying
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